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The Resource The poetics and politics of the desert : landscape and the construction of America, Catrin Gersdorf

The poetics and politics of the desert : landscape and the construction of America, Catrin Gersdorf

Label
The poetics and politics of the desert : landscape and the construction of America
Title
The poetics and politics of the desert
Title remainder
landscape and the construction of America
Statement of responsibility
Catrin Gersdorf
Title variation
Landscape and the construction of America
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This study explores the ways in which the desert, as topographical space and cultural presence, shaped and reshaped concepts and images of America. Once a territory outside the geopolitical and cultural borders of the United States, the deserts of the West and Southwest have since emerged as canonical American landscapes. Drawing on the critical concepts of American studies and on questions and problems raised in recent debates on ecocriticism, The Poetics and Politics of the Desert investigates the spatial rhetoric of America as it developed in view of arid landscapes since the mid-nineteenth
Member of
Cataloging source
E7B
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Gersdorf, Catrin
Dewey number
911.73
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E179.5
LC item number
.G47 2009eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Spatial practices, an interdisciplinary series in cultural history, geography, literature,
Series volume
6
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  • Cultural landscapes
  • Landscapes
  • National characteristics, American
  • United States
  • HISTORY
  • Cultural landscapes
  • Historical geography
  • Landscapes
  • National characteristics, American
  • United States
Label
The poetics and politics of the desert : landscape and the construction of America, Catrin Gersdorf
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 333-350) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : Mapping the (critical) territory -- Garden -- Orient -- Wilderness -- Heterotopia
Control code
649903125
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (355 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781435695139
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)649903125
Label
The poetics and politics of the desert : landscape and the construction of America, Catrin Gersdorf
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 333-350) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : Mapping the (critical) territory -- Garden -- Orient -- Wilderness -- Heterotopia
Control code
649903125
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (355 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781435695139
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)649903125

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